Porringer - modelled after a historic original.
This one turned out with a lovely feature branch. If you look closely you can see how tree grows its fibres around a branch and I love the gently flow and wave-like aspect. Turning the walls with a branch adds a challenge to the turning process as the ride get more bumpy. However, keeping the tools sharp and steady and taking fine cuts does the trick.
The handled bowl or Porringer has it's origin in medivial times when wooden bowls were the most commonly used eating and drinking vessels. One fine example was found in London near the Shakespiere Globe.
It takes much longer to turn as the handles are integral to the bowl, so you start with a large blank that needs a lot of turning to get the rim for the handles.
I cheerish my own that I have been using for years. The handles give more control when holding the bowl and you do not dink your finger into the soup.
They are perfect eating bowls or- if you prefer- party size whiskey/ beer bowls. They do add a taste of history to your kitchen cup-board.
Turned from sycamore.
12.5 cm wide. With the handles included it is 19 cm. 6 cm deep.
Wash with warm water, drip or towel dry.
not suitable for microwaves or dishwasher!